Way down the West End Road, well past all the other resorts, is an oasis of sea breezes and the sounds of surf called the Westender Inn. It is a haven of relaxing Jamaican hospitality; classic, comfortable, homey rooms; and sunset views from hammocks on the veranda. (The larger size, better views, and nicer Jamaican furnishings of the suites make them worth the upgrade.)

You’ll need a car (or to take the shuttle) to get to the action in Negril, but if a quiet retreat removed from the hubbub is what you are after, the Westender is perfect.

Though there are some sunning chairs down near the water’s edge, this is not a swimming beach—the waves crash right against the rocks. There is an above-ground pool shaped like Jamaica, and another plunge pool right down on the sea rocks, where you can feel the spray of the ocean crashing a foot or two away. There are also eight inexpensive, self-catering cabins at the back of the property with full kitchens, living rooms, and TVs (local channels only), but no A/C.